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India on Top as Demand for Advanced DevOps High in AP& J Region: Survey

CA Technologies study reveals rapid momentum of DevOps adoption in India as 78% IT leaders has already adopted it in some form

Indian companies are rapidly adopting DevOps reveals a recent global survey “Assembling the DevOps Jigsaw” by CA Technologies. In Asia Pacific & Japan region, India ranks No. 1 in the market with 24% adoption of Advanced DevOps. Interest is high because DevOps is a key component of satisfying customer and becoming more agile. Businesses have realized DevOps enables them in keeping pace with escalating customer demands, creating new and innovative customer experiences and rapid response to requests from business.

As per the release, the global online survey of 1,442 senior IT and business executives highlights that 78% of Indian IT leaders in India have implemented some aspect of DevOps to launch new services or applications faster than before, due to increased customer demands. This is second to China (83%) in Asia Pacific & Japan region. In APJ, as compared to those without DevOps, advanced DevOps adopters were more likely to have seen improvements in customer retention, customer acquisition, more likely to have seen progress on market share, improvements in customer profitability and new income streams.

According to the survey, the top three demand drivers in APJ for implementing DevOps were to keep pace with escalating customer demands; to have rapid response to business requests, and to create new and innovative customer experiences. Additionally, 70 percent of the respondents who have implemented DevOps in India have a well-defined DevOps strategy and objectives. 53 percent respondents who have already implemented DevOps consider Security and compliance measures important. Furthermore, while 50 percent of India respondents considered business stakeholder education to be important, and 38 percent are gaining the importance of ensuring adequate knowledge of business priorities within IT. Successfully fostering teamwork remains a significant barrier to DevOps success. Respondents in India found the breaking down of cultural barriers between Dev and Ops teams to be the most challenging task, with almost 43 percent having achieved cultural harmony within IT.

Besides the above factors, cross functional IT processes, relevant IT knowledge and skills, right infrastructure and tooling, right suppliers and support are the other four pieces to assemble an amazing DevOps practice, the release said.

Commenting on the study findings, Sunil Manglore, Managing Director, CA Technologies India said “In India, we continue to witness rapid adoption of DevOps to empower organisations on their digital transformation strategy to accelerate business growth. Businesses in India are moving away from traditional fixed production cycle to continuous innovations and lean delivery. This is equipping them to become more agile and adopt to market conditions rolling out products faster in the application economy. To maximize DevOps potential, organizations need to firm up IT skill sets with critical enablers to drive collaboration and continuous innovation.”

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